The 2021 Chrysler Commander is one of the most interesting novelties that is about to happen in the near future. If we can rely on the latest reports, Chrysler will finally introduce a new model, but it will use a familiar nameplate that has been used by another FCA brand in the past.
It’s no secret that many car enthusiasts are wondering what’s happening with Chrysler. Once the leading brand of Chrysler Automotive, this brand now has the least models In the lineup among all FCA brands. Fortunately, this will change soon. We are about to see a complete revival of the brand’s lineup, which will include five new models that will join Pacifica in the next couple of years. On the other side, the full-size 300 will end production soon.
Also, it is important to mention that all these upcoming models will be designed in a manner that brings Chrysler closer to mainstream brands, so new models will rather belong to the economy class of vehicles. The 2021 Chrysler Commander is one of the first models of this kind to come.
2021 Chrysler Commander Design
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is how the new model will look like. It looks like it won’t have too much in common with the original (Jeep) Commander, which didn’t have too much success and lasted for just a couple of years.
When it comes to 2021 Chrysler Commander specs, the first thing we should mention is that it will have a lot of things in common with another model that uses this familiar nameplate. Yes, we are talking about Jeep Grand Commander, which is a relatively new crossover on the Chinese market. The new U.S. crossover will borrow many design solutions from this model, particularly in terms of mechanics.
The new model will ride on a familiar Compact Wide platform, on a stretched wheelbase just like it’s the case with the Chinese Grand Commander which measures around 110 inches in wheelbase. This means the new crossover will sit somewhere between the compact and mid-size crossover, similar to VW Tiguan Allspace.
In terms of the exterior design, the new model is expected to keep similar proportions to the Grand Commander. We count on a similar size, which besides 110 inches in wheelbase also means around 190 inches in the overall length. It is still unclear whether the new 2021 Chrysler Commander is also about to feature Jeep’s boxy layout, or we are about to see a little bit of sleeker design, something with longer overhangs and more focused to the on-road drive.
When it comes to the styling, we presume that the 2021 Chrysler Commander will adopt the brand’s new design language, which should have a lot of similarities with Pacifica, but should come with lots of new details as well.
While we may presume some details about the exterior design and overall characteristics, interior design is still a complete mystery, at least when it comes to aesthetics. It is still unclear how the new model will look like from the inside. On the other side, we may presume it will feature three rows of seats, just like the Grand Commander. Given the model’s size, the third row won’t be particularly spacious, just like it’s the case with the Chinese crossover.
On the other side, the first and the second row should be quite comfortable and definitely adult-friendly in terms of legroom. The same thing goes for the cargo area, which will probably be a little bit small behind the third row, but the overall volume should be quite decent for the class.
2021 Chrysler Commander Engine
One of the things about the 2021 Chrysler Commander specs that seems easy to predict is the engine compartment. The Chinese Grand Wagoneer uses a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 230 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. There’s no doubt that the same engine will be used for the 2021 Chrysler Commander as well. Still, we have no doubt that the North American model will come with something more powerful in the offer as well. Of course, one of the first engines that come to mind is a new 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A V6 engine seems possible as well.
Finally, keep in mind that FCA has big plans in terms of electrification, so the 2021 Chrysler Commander Hybrid sees quite likely as well. After all, Jeep Grand Commander already comes with such powertrain in China.
2021 Chrysler Commander Release Date and Price
The 2021 Chrysler Commander release date should be scheduled for late 2020 or the first half of 2021. When it comes to the price, we expect that base versions will go under 30.000 dollars.